Daily Giz Wiz 807: Canon EF 2X II Extender

Episode 807 of the podcast

Canon EF 2X II Extender
Subject: Review of Canon EF 2X II Extender
Released:Tuesday 14 April 2009
Length:about 16 minutes
Download file:dgw0807.mp3 (7.2 MB)

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Short info

Double the focal length of your lens with the Canon EF 2x II Extender telephoto accessory.

Detailed information

The Canon EF 2x II Extender is a lens converter for compatible Canon lenses by a factor of 2, doubling the focal length of the lens.  It does reduce the effective aperture by 2 stops.  Any Canon IS lens will retain the image stabilisation capability, but Autofocus will only work on lenses with apertures of f/2.8 or faster.   This is what Leo gets Jennifer to zoom in on Henry when he is on the lacrosse field.

Mac Mini Home Theatre

Leo has a number of gadgets planned for future TTTTs.  He's going to use a Mac Mini to build a home theatre, and will need a lot of accessories, such as a Zephyr cable channel changer and an HDMI over Ethernet video balun or a Belkin Flywire.  And then there's always the Wild Divine Biofeedback system which is still eluding Leo.

Festive Letters Jingle

It's only April, but never too early for the Festive Letters Jingle.

Butter and Eggs Racket

Michael Hopkins from Hermitage, Tennessee, who in Episode 292 thought the Toothpick Bird smelled like a one month old salami, now has a podcast called "Take On The Titans".  Dick and Leo have been talking about Petaluma's Butter and Eggs Day, but "butter and eggs" used to have other meanings, according to the Chicago Tribune, a numbers racket in the 30's and 40's, and before that a yokel ready to be separated from his money.

For more on eggs, read the Chicago Tribune's article "10 Things You Might Not Know About Eggs".

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